Kentucky freshman phenom Malik Monk announced the inevitable on Tuesday as he declared for the NBA Draft.

Related: Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox makes decision on college basketball future 

Monk’s decision came after fellow freshman De’Aaron Fox announced he is entering the NBA Draft. Monk averaged 19.8 points per game and was named the SEC Player of the Year by the AP.

Kentucky coach John Calipari tweeted his thoughts on Monk’s decision, and he is bullish on Monk’s future in the NBA.

Monk is one of the top scorers in the upcoming draft class, and his 47-point performance against North Carolina in December was one of the best of anyone this season.

Draft Express has Monk as the No. 6 overall player in the upcoming draft—one spot behind Fox.

Another one of Kentucky’s top players has made a decision on the NBA Draft Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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